Look of the Week: The Island



Welcome to The Island, near Towan Beach in Newquay, England. For about $2,000 for a weekend, you can cross this private suspension footbridge to your own island paradise...

Look of the Week: White Painted Brick


A fresh take on white painted brick - loving the balance of this old material in modern settings, like in this kitchen, above.

Experts Predict 2018 Housing Market Trends



Increase in Home Purchases
Every industry expert whose opinions we looked at agreed: Purchase mortgage volume will increase in 2018. In fact, Michael Fratantoni, chief economist and senior vice president of research and technology of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), expects purchase growth through 2020. Freddie Mac's Economic and Housing Research Group (EHRG) has predicted growth of about 2% next year in both new and existing home sales. While refinancing has been strong recently, we're now seeing a slow shift to a purchase-oriented mortgage market. Which leads us to ...



Look of the Week: Easy Holiday Greenery



Hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner! We're loving these simple, beautiful ways to add some fresh green holiday cheer to your home as you get ready to host family and friends. Above - wreaths on holiday windows. We also like the idea of just using one or two wreaths.

Just Listed: Luxe Utility, West of Market




$1,428,000  MLS No.1162395 Status: SOLD

732 16th Ave W
MAIN HOUSE 3 BED, 2.25 BATH
DETACHED ADU 1 BED (STUDIO) or  BONUS, 1 BATH
LUSH YARD + PATIO
YEAR BUILT 2017*
2-CAR GARAGE
LOT SIZE 3864
*DETACHED GARAGE + ADU - newly built 2017;
MAIN HOUSE - Major Addition/Remodel 2017

Luxe Utility, West of Market. Honoring simplicity and function through a carefully curated lens, with an eye to detail, quality, and design; utilitarianism reimagined. 4 bed, 3.25 bath, including detached legal ADU. 2 car garage, snippets of Lake Washington. 5” site-finished solid white oak floors, Carrara marble, snowy quartz, and ravishing solid hickory cabinets. Vaulted ceilings, airy master suite with walk in closet and gas fireplace. Sleepy location with mature trees and nearby parks. Clean custom steel work, raw clear cedar channel, a personality that is unadorned and pure. An understated, streamlined aesthetic; Minimalism made gracious and warm, welcoming.


Look of the Week: Spooky (not scary) Halloween Decor



This week we're sharing a few fun ideas for Halloween that will give you the chills without being too scary for the little ones. We are also including some highly creative kids' costumes at the bottom of this post! (Above, spider infestation - tutorial here.)


Look of the Week: First Day of Fall


Happy first day of fall! We're sharing some pretty homes, spaces, and ideas to get you in an autumn mood.

Just Listed: Beach Modern, Downtown Kirkland




$1,710,000  MLS No.1141904 Status: SOLD

208 3rd St South

4 BEDROOMS + LOFT + FLEX/BONUS
2.75 BATHS
530 SQ FT ROOF DECK
FENCED YARD + PATIO
YEAR BUILT 2017
2-CAR GARAGE
LOT SIZE 3800
Beach Modern. Sleek, Malibu energy; soothing water shades collide with warm, earthy cedar and surf-white trim. An elusive residential pocket in the heart of Downtown Kirkland, designed for easy, luxe living. Four bedrooms + loft + bonus. Fenced yard and patio. 530 sq ft roof deck provides views across Moss Bay, with pockets of Lake Washington + Seattle. Site-finished oak floors, custom steel work, rich in natural light. Innovative floor plan and ample windows maximize this coveted setting, offering brilliant sight lines and pops of nature. Expertly crafted by revered Pete Granger, Inc. A rare opportunity to own a private house Just two blocks to the very core of Downtown Kirkland.

Look of the Week: The Edge, Cornwall, UK


This adorable cottage sits perched above Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, UK. 


 That view!

The Gardner Report: First Quarter 2017


Gardner Report  | WWA Q1 2017


Here is Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner's analysis of our local real estate market for first quarter 2017!

Just Listed: City Fresh, Downtown



$1,788,500  MLS #1118873 Status: Just Listed

212 3rd St South

4 BEDROOMS + LOFT + FLEX/BONUS
2.75 BATHS
530 SQ FT ROOF DECK
FENCED YARD + PATIO
YEAR BUILT 2017
2-CAR GARAGE
LOT SIZE 3800


Sun-washed, Venice Beach style with a true city heartbeat. Moody cedar, surf-white trim, and eclectic green accents inform inherent style from the approach. An elusive residential pocket in the heart of Downtown Kirkland, designed for easy, luxe living. Four bedrooms + loft + bonus. Fenced yard and patio. 530 sq ft roof deck provides views across Moss Bay, with pockets of Lake Washington + Seattle. Site-finished oak floors, custom steel work, rich in natural light. Innovative floor plan and ample windows maximize this coveted setting, offering brilliant sight lines and pops of nature. Carefully crafted by esteemed DC Granger Homes. A rare opportunity to experience downtown Kirkland luxury living from a veritable private residence.
















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Look of the Week: Amazing Treehouse



As we all anxiously await signs of spring and summer, maybe this will give your mood a boost: this spectacular treehouse would surely make for fun summertime adventures and magical summer evenings.



And if you are feeling so inspired to take on a treehouse project, here is a "how to".

(Via)

March 17, 2017